Rouse Yourself Baby

27 06 2013

Just in case you hadn’t heard the news already, via innumerable sources, the video for “Rouse Yourself” is done, and you can watch it here.

Thanks to everyone who donated to via PledgeMusic to help us make it, and big shout outs to Jake Johnson and Aubrey Plaza for taking time to star in it.

Now back to the tour:

June 28 – Ann Arbor, MI (Ann Arbor Summer Festival)
June 29 – Indianapolis, IN (Northside Opti Park)
June 30 – Milwaukee, WI (Summerfest)
July 4 – Louisville, KY (Waterfront Park)
July 6 – Iowa City, IA (Firecracker 500 Fest)
July 11 – Grand Rapids, MI (Pyramid Scheme)
July 12 – Toronto, ON (Legendary Horseshoe Tavern)
July 13 – Rochester, NY (Big Rib Fest)
July 20 – Chicago, IL (Sheffield Gardenwalk)
Aug 9 – St. Louis, MO (Off Broadway)
Aug 10 – Dixon, IL (Blues Brews BBQ Fest)
Aug 11 – Appleton, WI (Mile of Music Fest)
Aug 14 – Seattle, WA (The Triple Door)
Aug 15 – Portland, OR (Lola’s)
Aug 21 – Philadelphia, PA (Morgan’s Pier)
Oct 6 – Austin, TX (Austin City Limits Music Fest)
Oct 13 – Austin, TX (Austin City Limits Music Fest)
Oct 17-26 – UK/France/Belgium/Spain
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Who You Telling Lies To?

24 04 2013

We’ve got a new video teaser for “Howl” while we work on the “Rouse Yourself” video.

Feast your eyes on “Ordinary”, starring Traeveon Howard, with a guest appearance by 2012 Air Guitar World Champion, Justin “Nordic Thunder” Howard

Excited yet?

But seriously, we still totally need your help making the “Rouse Yourself” video.
Pretty please?





We Need Your Help to Make a Video

15 04 2013
We’re really excited about the new album, Howl (out May 21 on Bloodshot Records). To get it out to the world, we’ve concocted an awesome music video for “Rouse Yourself”, the first single, to give the album some exposure and get the JCBUS message out to the people.  Please take a minute to watch our Pledge video, and if you’re able to – help support the band to make this video.  Let’s make 2013 OUR year.  Post-punk soul fans unite!

The video will be shot in Los Angeles on April 27th, and in Chicago around May 7th.  The video will feature JC and the band with a surprise LA celebrity guest, triggering a stunning turn of events.

We need to shoot the video in Los Angeles and Chicago to accommodate our celebrity guests who are donating their time to be in the video. The shoot, editing, and locations require funds that we don’t have at the moment, so we’re offering up some very nice pledge treats for those who contribute!

Thanks y’all!





Day by Day – #PurpleWednesday

3 04 2013

Back when BT had a day job and time to kill, he’d go on YouTube/Twitter jags…..

After reading the 50th issue of Wax Poetics, I was all hopped up on TACKAP so I started posting some of my fave clips and tagging it #PurpleWednesday, but no one ever pointed out that it was actually Tuesday.  But hey, Skipper is just that FAR AHEAD of the rest of us.

When I Come Home (Live in Paris) – Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings w/ Prince

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End of the Year/World

26 11 2012

photo by LessThan3Pi

It’s already late November and the band leaves for Montreal this Friday.  We toured pretty steadily from March through October, and we’ve now been home for a solid month, working on new material, and successfully blew out the Metro the night before Thanksgiving (still waiting for some pics and video to post, JC did a bang up job on the backdrop projections).

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Leave DC Wanting More

25 10 2012

photo by Brian Liu

Last Saturday, we had the incredible pleasure of playing a new club in Washington, DC called Tropicalia (nothing against our home away from home in the District, the Black Cat, but they were booked).  Gabe Silverman was there for  Washington Post to interview JC and film the set, which turned out pretty well for a feature on the club.

It was a hot set, the 2nd to last show of a solid year of touring behind “Want More”, our 4th DC show in the last 18 months, and what will go down in the books as the first show of the Electric Handclap era, thanks to Jeff Galusha and his Tama TS-204 Electronic Drum Module.

photo by Brian Liu

Thanks to Brian & Jim at Tropicalia, DJ Baby Alcatraz for spinning the hot jams, and Jeff Galusha for being #1 Tambo Man.





Time for Livin’

10 07 2012

Poster by Scott Williams, http://scottwilliamsdesign.com/

As previously mentioned, we’re huge Beastie Boys fans and greatly saddened by the passing of Adam “MCA” Yauch, so I helped organize a a big Chicago all-star tribute at Lincoln Hall on July 2.
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